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Training vs Trying which one is right for Christians?

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Training vs Trying which one is right for Christians?

I am not sure I ever consciously thought I am not good at this Christian thing I am just going to walk away.  But I did walk away.  I think because of several things, one is not knowing that this is a process and if I keep doing this in my strength I will not be able to do it.  But if I train with the Holy Spirit all things are possible.    Think about it when you are trying something new how much easier is it with a guide, a mentor, a helper, a comforter?   That is what the...

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Book Review Audacious by Beth Moore

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Book Review Audacious by Beth Moore

  Do you love me? Jesus asked Peter.  And He is asking us, Do we love him? The answer for that will vary.  But the results show by our actions.    We may respect Him, We may think He is a good man, We may think He was radical  But do we love Him? The truth is if we love Him we have a foundation to be the kind of Christian that can light up the world.   The kind of Christian that is the light on a hill for all to see. The kind of Christian that is salty and...

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My word of the 2020 is EFFORT!

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My word of the 2020 is EFFORT!

      The word effort has been cycling around my head for the past 3 to 4 months.    It has become more frequent as we got closer to the new year.   I think it is important though to explain a few things though. This effort is not as in hustle or grind or even strive.  This is effort as you must put in the effort to get out of your comfort zone.   The past few years I have been taking tiny steps out of my comfort zone in different areas of my life.  This year though the Lord is...

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What is behind the name Olive Grove Life?

What is behind the name Olive Grove Life?

  Can I let you in on a secret? I did not like the name of my store for a while.    God gave it to me during devotion time one morning and I just was like what?????  I will be honest and say that my thought process on the purpose of my store has evolved over the years.  My time in obscurity lets me work out the kinks and issues.   I always wanted to encourage others the way I needed encouragement when I had fallen down.  And even day to day now.  Slowly God has shown me that there...

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5 Best Gifts for Jesus

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5 Best Gifts for Jesus

  Ever picked out a gift for someone you really like?   Did you know what to get them because you spend so much time with them and know them like you know yourself?   Or did you have to really think about it and go back and forth between different options? Did you ask the salesperson what they thought?  DId you go over your preferred spending level hoping they would be more inclined to like it?   When you gave it to them did you feel confident that this is right this will make their day?      We are in Christmas season...

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